Thursday, October 19, 2006
Republican Hypocrisy: It burns! It burns!
The letter specifically states that not only is it illegal for illegal residents to vote, but also for any immigrant to vote. Here is the exact verbiage of the letter:
The letter, written in Spanish, tells recipients: "You are advised that if your residence in this country is illegal or you are an immigrant, voting in a federal election is a crime that could result in jail time."By the standards set forth by the letter, the Republican candidate running against Loretta Sanchez is ineligible to hold the office he seeks because he can not be a registered voter. According to the story "Tan D. Nguyen, [is] a Republican who immigrated to the U.S. from Vietnam as a child"
I am quite simply aghast at the notion that someone would immigrate to our nation, and try to subvert the very democratic process that defines this nation, by claiming those who take advantage of the same opportunities provided to him by America are not eligible to vote. The absolute gall! Someone ought to corner this man and ask "have you no shame sir?"
I suppose he would make a great addition to the crowd currently infesting Washington D.C. To bad for him he didn't pull this stunt back when people were buying the Republican line, because it probably would have worked.
There have been laws broken here. It quite simply is illegal to threaten an American citizen with legal action if they exercise their right to vote. How ironic it would be if Mr. Nguyen were to find himself going through a deportation hearing due to his intimidation of lawful immigrant voters in his pursuit of elected office. I actually would not support his deportation, because I wouldn't want to ruin his life over this, but I have a feeling my kindness is probably wasted on a very cold and small man.
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